Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I completed an MA in German Literature at the University of Washington in 2001 and a PhD in Germanic Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. My teaching and research interests are intentionally interdisciplinary, ranging from German and European culture, literature and language, to several subfields of linguistics (sociolinguistics, dialectology, linguistic anthropology, internet linguistics). While my professional passions are teaching and language, privately I enjoy tinkering with computers and technology, exercising, home brewing, hiking, fishing the many streams of Upstate NY, writing plays, reading, and accompanying Frida and Diego (my two [spoiled] dachshunds) on long walks.
MOST RECENT PUBLICATION
Austrian Standard German: Biography of a National Variety of German. LINCOM Europa Academic Publishing. 2015.
Selection of Courses Taught at Ithaca College
German and European Studies
German 350: Contemporary German-Language Film
German 327: German Conversation and Stylistics
German 309: Introduction to German Literature
German 303: German Civilization in a European Context
German 316: Modern German Drama: Controversial Plays of the 20th Century
Linguistics 210: Uncovering English: Sociocultural, Ideological, and Historical Perspectives
Linguistics 275: Introduction to Sociolinguistic Inquiry & Methods
Linguistics 232: Introduction to Linguistics
Anthropology 290: Sociocultural Linguistics
Critical Thought and Expression Across the Curriculum
Language: The Unique Human System
Ithaca Cultural Encounters
International Scholarly Conversations
Technolingualism: Language and technology in dialogue. Bloomsbury Academic Press.
Textures: pour approfondir la communication orale et étrite (Textures: Developing Oral and Written Communication). Yale University Press.
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